Schedule 2018

A case-base approach to diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of most common odontogenic and non-odontogenic lesions of the oral cavity

About this Seminar

The purpose of this continuing education course is to review the potential origin of common non-odontogenic lesions and odontogenic cysts and tumors with emphasis on the clinical presentation, histopathology, radiographic presentations, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment approaches to various oral cavity lesions. An approach to the non-surgical and surgical op

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Understand the development of different non-odontogenic and odontogenic pathologies
  • Understand the new classification of odontogenic tumors
  • Differentiate between different clinical, histological and radiological features of different types of non-odontogenic and odontogenic pathologies
  • Diagnose different types of non-odontogenic and odontogenic cysts and tumors.
  • Recognize possible associations and concerns of certain odontogenic cysts and tumors.
  • Understand the management of non-odontogenic and odontogenic pathologies  


Dr. Firoozeh Samim

Dr. Rebecca Woodford

Oral Surgery

Dr. Leveque

Dr. Catherine Nolet-Levesque

Oral Radiology

About Dr. Firoozeh Samim

Dr. FiroozehSamim is a Canadian and American Board-Certified specialist in Oral Medicine & Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr. Samim received her DMD from Shiraz University of Medical Science and completed the Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology residency program at UBC. She was actively involved as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, UBC and oral oncology group at the department of Oral Oncology/ Dentistry, British Columbia Cancer Agency. Dr. Samim completed her Master of Science in craniofacial focusing on the oral health of vulnerable population. She has several papers focusing on oral mucositis and oral care in cancer patients. Dr. Samim is a clinical assistant professor at Memorial University and a staff of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Health Science Center. Dr. Samim's expertise lies in the diagnosis, nature and primarily non-surgical management of oral, maxillofacial, and temporomandibular diseases and disorders including dental management of patients with medical complications. She also provides pathology services.

About Dr. Rebecca Woodford

Oral Surgery

Dr. Rebecca Woodford’s story is truly one of ‘full circles’. Born and raised in Newfoundland, it’s where she returned to bring an inclusive approach to practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Woodford is passionate about her patients.  As someone who has personally undergone orthognathic surgery herself, she understands the life-changing transformation that Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery can bring and aims to make a positive difference in each patient that she treats.

Dr. Woodford received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Dalhousie University, and during that time provided dental surgical care in Tanzania, Africa. After graduating from dental school, she went on to complete a year as a General Practice Resident within the teaching hospitals of the University of Western Ontario and London Health Sciences Centre. She received her degrees of Medical Doctor (MD) and Masters in Science (MSc) in Oral Pathology during an intensive six-year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training program at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Woodford decided that a Medical Doctorate was necessary because she feels that Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a combination of Medicine, Dentistry, and Surgery, and she wants to confidently provide the best possible outcome for her patients.  Dr. Woodford currently works at Atlantic Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Centre in St. John’s, NL.

Dr. Woodford has presented at various conferences, inclusive, but not exclusive, of the Newfoundland and Labrador Oral Health Convention, the Women in Dentistry Symposium (NL), the Ontario Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OSOMS), the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CAOMS), and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). She was chosen as CAOMS’ Member of the Month for July, 2021.  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). 

In her spare time Dr. Woodford enjoys spending time with her family, which includes two little boys (5 yo and 2 yo), her husband, and her teacup yorkie Brutus. She enjoys staying active, attending music concerts, and traveling (although these days, that has certainly changed).

About Dr. Leveque

About Dr. Catherine Nolet-Levesque

Oral Radiology

About Dr. Nolet-Lévesque

Originally from Quebec City in Canada, Dr. Nolet-Lévesque was inspired to pursue radiology because of her family. Her father was a medical radiologist and two of her siblings are also in the radiology profession. She was initially drawn to both pediatrics and radiology but eventually decided that being a radiologist was the right path for her.
Dr. Nolet-Lévesque is a full-time professor of radiology at Université Laval in Quebec, where she studied dentistry. When she isn’t being a professor, she enjoys practicing radiology at clinics all around the area, including Atlantic Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Centre. Dr. Nolet-Lévesque loves sharing radiograph images with her patients and providing in-depth explanations to any questions or concerns. She wants patients to know that the team at Atlantic Oral Surgery is strong, cohesive, and always works toward the common goal of providing exemplary service to every patient.

Education and Residency

Dr. Nolet-Lévesque studied dental medicine at Univeristé Laval and graduated in 2010. Dr. Nolet-Lévesque feels honored for the opportunity to complete her general practice residency at McGill University Montreal Children’s Hospital. She later earned a Medical Science (MSc) degree in oral and maxillofacial radiology from the University of Toronto in 2014. She also became board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (ABOMR).

  • Location Salon D
  • Date 2022 June 03-06
  • Start time 1:00 pm
  • End time 4:00 pm
  • Category 1
  • Credit hours 3
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